Our Membership Options
PLAYING MEMBERSHIP (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, INTERMEDIATE & JUNIOR):
Applicants can lodge completed 2021/22 golf membership application form with payment to the office at any time. Nominee membership immediately entitles you to discounted green fees of the category applied for.
Details are entered into the clubs membership register & payment is processed ASAP. Their name & address is then displayed on the club notice board for 14 days.
PROPOSERS AND SECONDERS:
Have a responsibility to see that the nominee is introduced to other members and is also advised of all the rules governing the conduct of the club and is sufficiently advanced in the knowledge of the Rules of Golf to be competent to perform the duties of a marker for a fellow competitor.
If the nominee does not hold a current Australian handicap then it is important that the nominee is given every reasonable opportunity to acquire one. Nominee members (whether they hold a current Australian handicap or not) may play in certain competition times in order to obtain an Australian handicap however, they are not permitted to win any prizes and their play can be controlled as set out in BPGC By-laws.
Nominees not holding a current Australian handicap will be required to return three (3) completed score cards.
These cards must be marked & signed by another person holding a current Australian handicap and can be played during a competition or social round. Upon submitting the required cards they will then be allocated an Australian handicap. It is requested that all cards are marked 1st handicap card, 2nd handicap card etc. this will help to streamline the process. It is also strongly advised that nominees make a concerted effort to complete their handicap cards ASAP. New members joining from other clubs and holding a current Australian handicap need only have their handicap transferred from that club.
The nominees details are presented at the next scheduled meeting of the Board after receipt of their application for Board approval. Once the nominees details have been approved at Board level and have also been displayed on the clubs notice board for 14 days they are upgraded to a ‘Provisional Membership’.
Provisional members (whether they hold a current Australian handicap or not) may play in certain competition times in order to obtain an Australian handicap however, they are not permitted to win donated trophies, board events or Monthly Medals and their play can be controlled as set out in BPGC By-laws. Provisional membership status will remain until three (3) calendar months from the date their handicap is ratified and until the new member has attended an official meet & greet, at which time the member will adopt the full membership entitlements of the category applied for.
BOOKING INTO COMPETITIONS:
Once the new member has been issued an Australian handicap, a GOLFLINK card will be posted from GOLFLINK to the nominees postal address. This process can take anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks. This card enables members to access the clubs booking in computers. Up until receipt of a GOLFLINK card, new members must book into competition times with the aid of Pro Staff or Match Committee members.
New members meet & greet: It is an essential requirement of membership that all new members attend an official meet & greet. The purpose of this meet & greet is to provide the new member with valuable & important information about the club, clubhouse, course & golfing procedures. Please contact the Office to arrange a suitable time to meet with one of our club officials.